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U.S. TEAM WINS 4-NATION TRACK-AND-FIELD MEET

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Victories by distance runners Keith Brantley and Brian Diemer and teen-age shot-putter Mike Stulce helped the depleted United States men's track and field team win a four-nations meet Saturday.

The U.S. men finished with 216 points in the two-day meet, while Britain was second with 191, followed by the Soviet Union with 172 and West Germany with 152. Americans won nine of the 21 men's events.In the women's competition, a 1-2 finish by world record-holder Galina Chistyakova and teammate Larisa Beresnaia in the long jump led the Soviet Union to a 10-point victory over the United States.

The Soviet Union finished with 170 points. The U.S. women, winners of five of 16 events, amassed 160 points. Britain was third with 119 points and West Germany fourth with 99.

Both American teams were missing many of their top performers, who either skipped last week's national championships at Houston, the qualifier for the U.S. team, or if they qualified, decided to bypass the quadrangular meet. The absentees included Olympic champions Carl Lewis, Joe DeLoach, Steve Lewis, Andre Phillips and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

The U.S. men's and women's teams led after Friday events, and the men extended their margin Saturday with wins in the 400-meter and 1,600-meter relays and the triumphs by Stulce, Brantley and Diemer. Stulce, 19, of Texas A&M, who was competing in his first major international meet, hurled the shot 65 feet, 10 1/2 inches.